Watch the birth of the highest selling two wheeler in the world
Serving 100 million happy customers is a well-achieved milestone for any business, and no other manufacturer but Honda could have made it seem this easy. Being the first two-wheeler to cross such a mark is the Japanese Red Wing’s Super Cub that began its life way back in 1958.
As a matter of fact, 2018 bears a distinct significance for the Super Cub, marking its 60th anniversary. And to commemorate this Honda has released a video showcasing the journey from the factory to the showroom floors
Honda gets out a second teaser video for its Project NSC.
The Japanese Red Wing manufacturer had teased their Neo Sports Cafe project a couple of weeks back which showed us a few glimpses of the naked and short silhouette early on. It went to show the swooping tank design, bench seat, curved handlebars, LED headlight cluster, LED indicators, dual front brake discs with radial calipers and mag wheels.
Now, Honda has launched the second teaser video that highlights the silhouette stronger than before which is a close impression of their concept model showcased at the previous Bangkok International Motor Show. This Project NSC also has a few bits taken from the CB4 concept displayed at EICMA two years ago.
Honda released an emotional video taking us back to 43 years of the Goldwing’s journey.
"43 years and millions of miles later, we can’t stop wondering what lies beyond."
Is what Honda says about its newest adventure, the 2018 Honda Goldwing. But before we go to the next big thing, Honda wants to remember the past of the glorious Goldwing. What started as a vision to create the ’King of Kings’, has resulted in a legendary machine that journeyed straight into the hearts of countless thousands.
Tracing that very path all the way back from 1975, the Japanese Red has released the video that celebrates the Goldwing’s touring history with the world. With that, we also have a date stamp of the launch of the next generation Goldwing that will make touring an all-new phenomenon - 24th October 2017.
17-time Trials World Champion Toni Bou recently put on a showcase of stunts with Repsol Honda teammates Takahisa Fujinami and Jaime Busto at Capus Repsol in Madrid, Spain in front of almost 4,000 Repsol employees who had no idea that they’d be treated to an incredible display of skill and balance.
The three Trials riders are no strangers to obstacle courses; that’s a big part of their day jobs. But it must be especially sweet for all three to perform in front of employees of the company that employs them. Bout, Fujinami, and Busto all look like they’re enjoying themselves in the video and can you blame them? It’s one thing to perform in front of its competition; it’s another thing to do it in front of the people who are directly and indirectly responsible for helping them compete in the FIM Trial World Championship.
Oh, and Repsol CEO Josu Jon Imaz was also there to take in all the action. Must’ve been nice to run through the custom-built obstacle course in front of the man that cashes their checks.
Those Honda Montesa Cota 4Rs also get some well-deserved camera time and if I do say so myself, the way the shocks and suspension on those bikes handle all the obstacles serves as a ringing endorsement of the capabilities of these championship-winning trial bikes. Indirect promotion at its finest, ladies and gentlemen.
In any case, watching all three Trials riders isn’t going to inspire to do what they’re doing. I’m smart enough to know what my limitations are. But still, it’s entertaining as heck and more importantly, it shows the level of skill and concentration needed to be good at what they do, or in the case of Bou, to be a 17-time champion of the Trials World Championship.
Honda’s got high hopes for the Africa Twin, the company’s resident adventure bike that’s itching to become the game-changer in the segment Big Red always hoped it would be. The all-new Africa Twin clearly has a lot on its shoulders so as you can expect, Honda has prepared a marketing siege to help promote the bike, including a promotional video of the bike with interviews from the people who were directly responsible for building it in the first place.
Honda went straight to the point here and you have to applaud them for that. Instead of the carefully crafted promo piece, the company went straight to highlighting what the new Africa Twin will have at its disposal.
One new feature on the Africa Twin is the Dual Clutch Transmission, which is not only new to the model, but also a first for off-road riding in general. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen, but from the looks of things, Honda’s willingness to take the bike outside of its comfort zone speaks to the company’s confidence that the name, cache, and overall features will translate well to off-road riders the world over.
As far as the video itself is concerned, it’s nice to see the team behind the all-new Africa Twin to talk shop with their Japanese counterparts who were responsible for the development of the original model. Hearing how both sides reflect on their creations is like listening to two proud sets of parents comparing their equally awesome children. It’s a nice break from the usual cavalcade of promotional materials that focus solely on the aesthetics without diving deep into the spirit of these machines.
The new Honda Africa Twin is promising a lot, which it should if it wants to separate itself from the likes of the KTM 990 Adventure or the Yamaha Super Tenere. After watching this video, I’m hopeful that all these promises won’t go unfulfilled.
Continue reading to read more about the arrival of the new Honda Africa Twin.
Say what you want about Honda Racing, but when it comes to open road racing, there aren’t a lot of motorcycle teams that can boast the kind of success Honda has had in recent years. The team wants to remind us of that, which is probably why it released this promo video previewing the soon-to-begin 2015 road racing season.
The video is what you’d expect from Honda. Preparations ahead of the road racing season are always pressure-packed, especially for a team that has a lot to live up to like Honda. The benefits of riding around tracks are taken away in this environment since most of the racing will be done in open roads. Even then, there’s still a lot that goes into actually building bikes that can not only compete in these races, but actually win them.
But if there’s a team that understands all of these nuisances and knows how to prepare for them, it would be Honda Racing. This video is a pretty interesting look on the preparations the team goes through before the start of the road racing season.
This is the non-glamorous part of motorcycle racing, but this is also the time of the season where teams can plan around what they anticipate is going to happen during these races so they can be prepared to handle any situation that happens.
It’s a fascinating look at how one of the best road racing teams handles its preparation ahead of the 2015 season.
Honda’s racing division has had a lot of work to do these season, but apparently, that hasn’t stopped them from creating a promotional video of Repsol Honda’s performance during the 2015 MotoGP season.
Ok, to be fair about it, it hasn’t been the smoothest season for the defending champions. Dani Pedrosa has been out for the majority of the year. He’s replacement rider, Hiroshi Aoyama, failed to register a single point in any of the three races he filled in for Pedrosa. And to make things worse, defending champion Marc Marquez has had to deal with his own set of injury issues.
Suffice to say, Repsol Honda hasn’t had a good year and yet, things are looking up now that Marquez and Pedrosa are back on the saddle. Let me tell you, it’s no coincidence that this promotional video was released days before the team’s star riders participate in the same race for the first time since the season-opening tilt in Qatar.
I believe this is an intentional attempt at getting fans of the team and the itself pumped up for the remaining rounds of the current MotoGP season. Honda’s got a lot of catching up to do if it hopes to overtake current points leader Yamaha.
This promotional video won’t do anything to directly help in that regard, but you better believe how important something like this can be to help boost team’s morale as it enters the most crucial stage of its 2015 MotoGP campaign.
Motorcycle racing covers a wide spectrum of disciplines that aren’t necessarily tied into each other. There’s even a perception in the industry that MotoGP racers aren’t suited for the mud-soaked world of motocross while motocross riders would find it difficult to translate to the opulent style of top-class two-wheeled racing.
I don’t necessarily believe that and apparently, neither does Michelin, which just released the first episode of its new web series called “We Are All Racers.”
The episode features two racers from different worlds of motorcycle racing converging on one track to give us the kind of head-to-head battle we rarely see these days. On one corner is FIM CEV Superbike champion Kenny Noyes and on the other corner is Team Luc1 Motorsports’ Sylvain Bidart. The two couldn’t be more different from the other. One races with aKawasaki ZX-10R in the CEV Superbike European Championship while the other one races with a Honda CRF motorbike. in the SuperMoto GP.
Yet with their differences screaming loudly in the bikes they ride in competition, Michelin is elevating the thought that Noyes and Bidart aren’t really different from each, as is any other racer who rides on the saddle and competes in whatever race is being held all over the world.
What Noyes, Bidart, and every other motorcycle racer in the world share is a love and passion for racing motorcycles, no matter what kind of competition it is. They may use different bikes to serve their different racing disciplines, but no matter the circumstances, at the core of all of these people lies the heart of a true racer.
Fans of the hit AMC show The Walking Dead understand that the show’s zombie culture lends itself to the belief that there’s nothing more important in the show than to survive. Granted, it’s really up to the show runners and who they decide to kill off on any given episode, but if you’re in their good graces, then you’re probably safe from having a zombie chomp away your limbs.
Norman Reeds has been one of the main cast members of the Walking Dead and if you remember earlier in the series, his character, Daryl Dixon, had a motorcycle to help him hunt down zombies. He ended up losing it at some point in the series, but now it appears that Reedus ready to jump back in the saddle with a new custom bike created by custom builder Classified Moto.
So how did Classified Moto get the gig? Well, it turns out that Reedus himself suggested the tuner to the producers since he already had a history with the company from a previous custom bike it did for him in the past. In addition, Classified Moto has also had an imprint in Hollywood, having done projects for a number of other celebrities in the past.
So at the request of Reedus and with the blessing of the show’s producers, Classified Moto created a pair of spartan Honda bikes that should fit right in with the post-apocalyptic world of the show.
Check out the video above detailing the process behind the creation of Daryl Dixon’s new bike for the show. Hopefully, he doesn’t lose this one like the last bike he had. Seeing him riding a bike with a crossbow in tow and hunting down zombies will probably end up becoming the least depressing part about that show.
There are so many things about the Honda CBR1000RR that really cranks out the best visual and audio experience of any street fighter in the market today. All you need to do is look and listen to the bike and you can immediately feel the rush coming into your body, kind of like a two-wheeled drug that leaves you all giddy inside.
If you want a perfect illustration of the awesomeness that is the CBR1000RR, check out this video and just watch yourself be entertained about all the things this bike is capable of doing. Rear-wheel wheelies? No problem. Burnouts? Easy breezy. Oh, how about illiciting that stomach-churning roar reserved for the meanest bikes in the market? A walk-in-the-park for this hellacious two-wheeled machine.
The stunt-riding with the CBR1000RR goes well into the late afternoon, but even with the poor visibility, you can still hear the bike spew out all of its aggression, much to my delight at least.
There was a little mishap at the end, but I really couldn’t make out what happened; it looked like a front-wheelie gone wrong. Whatever it was, it still couldn’t take away from the spectacle of seeing the Honda CBR1000RR fully showcasing everything we’ve come to love about the bike.
This is the kind of video that could get your juices running to get you through the day. It’s not exactly coffee or anything like that, but hey, it’s a pretty close alternative. Take it from me, I’ve been buzzed since I got to see this video.
We all have collections. Some of us collect stamps. Some of us collect Coca-Cola memorabilia. Some of us even collect bottle caps. David Silver is a collector, too, only his collection is a lot more significant than bottle caps. He collects Honda motorcycles and he doesn’t just collect run-of-the-mill types. He collects the good ones, dating back to the first Cub F engine from 1952 all the way to the first Honda Fireblade that made its debut in 1992. That and pretty much everything else in between.
Silver’s collection is arguably the most comprehensive Honda motorcycle collections outside of Honda’s very own museum in Japan. Honda said so itself and when the company freely admits as much, then it must be true.
With so many Honda motorcycles he owns, including 125 bikes he purchased from a fellow Honda bike collector in Pennsylvania, Silver’s now planning to showcase his entire collection by building an actual museum dedicated to all the bikes he has collected over the years.
As a fan of Honda motorcycles, I have to admit finding myself with my jaws on the floor on more than one occasion after watching this video. It’s not just that Silver’s got all these classic Hondas neatly tucked away in whatever space he can find in his garage; it’s that a lot of these classics appear to be in tip-top condition, which is more than what you can say for a lot of collections these days.
If you have the time, I strongly encourage all of you to watch this video prepared by Honda’s Dream magazine. At the very least, David Silver’s collection is going to blow you away.
We all know what 3D printing does these days, but not all of us understand the machinations that come with actually using the technology for our personal use. New York-based artist Jonathan Brand doesn’t qualify as most people in this instance.
While the rest of us lament about the potential of 3D printing in our lives, Brand actually goes a step further and used the technology to fulfil a lifelong dream of his.
See, Brand has always wanted his own motorcycle, but “life’s circumstances” (his words, not ours) has prevented him from getting one. So instead of actually buying one, Brand decided to just make one for himself. That’s where 3D printing comes into the picture.
In this video by Ultimaker, Brand highlights the tedious work that comes with building a life-sized, plastic replica of a 1972 Honda CB500. Using only 18 rolls of plastic, a creative mind and a steely determination, Brand set about building his dream bike, piece by piece.
The work was laborious, to say the least. It involved creating one panel after another, each measured to scale so he could put the pieces together like some kind of 3D puzzle. It took him quite some time to get the job done, but the result is nothing short of incredible. Every nook and cranny of the bike was meticulously created to look like the real thing.
Brand still has some time to save up for an actual bike, but what he created with 3D printing may end up becoming a lot more valuable than the real thing.
Check out the video and see how Jonathan Brand created this incredible 3D-printed 1972 Honda CB500.
Who knows, you might get inspired and try to build one yourself. Or not.
The Honda CB450 Cafe Racer "Bonita Applebum" started its life as a 1971 Honda CB450 bought from eBay, and believe it or not, the bike was built in a small apartment. After buying all the items needed from eBay, Pepe Luque - the guy who now owns the bike - started to clean, paint, and spit polish every piece before installing them on the frame.
Besides some minor fine-tuning, Luque worked on this project all by himself, including upsizing the main jets to compensate for the airflow in and out of the motor and replacing the Pirelli tires for some Firestones. As for the exterior paint, it was inspired by a CB450 Armadillo, while the handgrips and seat color was suggested by his flatmate. Why is the fact that he built the whole thing by himself so noteworthy? Well, Pepe Luque is colorblind.
When explaining how he came about picking the colors and getting everything just right for the bike to work, he said: "The main section I really struggled with was the wiring of the bike. As you could imagine, being color blind did not help with the colors of the wires. I was very fortunate that my girl and my brother’s wife helped with labelling the wires. For instance, yellow with a white trace, I labelled FLB (front left blinker) and so on. It took me by surprise that I nailed the wiring on first go."
Hit the jump to watch the video.
Mulholland highway, the favorite play ground for LA riders has claimed yet another motorcycle crash on those sinuous curves and this time it was a beginning rider on a Honda NX250. His first time on the twisties turned into a lesson to never approach corners faster than he’s able to negociate them. But we should all learn from his mistake and drop point fixation in favor of counter steering.
Mulholland highway in Los Angeles, California sure has its tricky bits and careless riders tend to point them with their own fails. Earlier this year, we saw a Honda CBR1000RR being crashed into the guardrail as a result of point fixation and shifting error and today we bring you exactly that same type of crash happening on the same stretch of highway. Hmm, that’s a bad curve for Hondas as this is a CBR600F4i. Look but don’t learn.
Honda’s latest North American advertisement is for their latest additions to their cruiser lineup, the Sabre, Interstate and Stateline models and it consists in both print and TV ads. They’re all funny and enjoyable as they try to point out the eye-catching look of Honda’s trio. We won’t ruin the surprise for you, so click past the break for the Chain Gang video. Enjoy.
If history has taught us anything, it’s that anything is possible, even if your time here on this planet is up.
You’ve probably heard of this piece of news by now and for what it’s worth, it’s still a little too hard to believe. If you haven’t heard of it, then please, by all means, keep on reading.
David Morales Colon, a 22-year old Puerto Rican, was gunned down last week and, while we feel bad for the family he left behind, we can’t help but be amazed on how Colon’s family decided to send-off their beloved David.
Go to the funeral service for David and you’re bound to get the shock of your life. Not only is there no casket, or urn for that matter, but as soon as you walk in the funeral home, you’ll be greeted by the sight of David himself dressed in a long-sleeved shirt, jeans, a hat, and a pair of sunglasses. And, oh yeah, he’s riding aHonda CBR600 F4. The only thing is, David’s actually dead.
If you think that is a little strange then you are absolutely right, but apparently the motorcycle was a gift to David from his uncle and his family delivered it personally to the funeral home.
Incidentally, the funeral home where David is "riding" is also the same funeral home that prepared Ángel Luis "Pedrito" Pantojas Medina, a man that was shot 11 times. This man made a very special request before passing; he requested that his wake be held in his own home while wearing his favorite clothes. That is not the strange part. He also wanted to attend the wake standing up. This feat was accomplished b ythe funeral home employees by tying the corpse at the waist, torso, and head. Eerie.
Anyway, check out the video of David after the jump.
As hard as it may be to believe, this guy is taking a ride on that freeway in the sky. Recently gunned down in his Puerto Rico native, 22-year-old David Morales Colón benefits of a very unusual wake on his Honda CBR600 F4 Repsol edition. Wearing casual clothing and sun glasses, the embalmed dead man looks like he’s worming up for a ride on his bike.
The same funeral home that made this happen is also responsible for another young shooting victim that was displayed standing up during the wake a couple of years back. What next? See the video after the jump.
Honda was the first ever manufacturer to unveil a veritable production chopper. Yet, the public isn’t as surprised as initially expected not only because it managed to get a glimpse of the bike thanks to the different leaks, but also because the bike itself isn’t as innovative and mind-blowing as initially thought. Definitely not a disappointment, the Fury looks like a rocket taking off and if not towards your garage, you’re going to experience some sleepless nights.
This video doesn’t look bad at all for a 25-year-old commercial. It’s for the Honda Shadow 1100, but the style is definitely Harley-Davidson. The accent is put on the cruiser’s timeless look and inviting sound, while in what the rider is concerned, sex-appeal marks the spot. The video is actually called “Tell him you have plans,” on youtube but I won’t ruin the surprise for you, so check it out.
Check this out! A track riding instructor took his Honda Goldwing for a spin during a trackday in London, New Hampshire. The bike may not be exactly in its element and I’m sure the guy riding doesn’t feel as confident as on a CBR1000RR model, but as hard as it may be to believe, he actually manages to scrap a knee and live to tell the tale…or post in on youtube.
That’s kind of like driving a stretch limo around a race track only that much more spectacular!